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Bensel Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German bensel, pensel ‘(paint)brush’; it also meant ‘opinionated fool’ and it is no doubt from this sense that the name arose.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bengel, Bendel, Pensyl, Mengel, Sensel, Meisel, Genser, Benner

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Bensel Family Origin

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Bensel Family Occupations

What did your Bensel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bensel occupation in the USA was Laborer. 11% of Bensel's were Laborers. Laborer, Baker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bensel. A less common occupation for the Bensel family was Farmer.

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  • Laborer

    11%
  • Baker

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farmer

    5%

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Bensel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bensel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bensel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bensel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bensel. For the veterans among your Bensel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bensel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bensel lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Bensel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bensel in 1964 was 72, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bensel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bensel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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